Pancreatitis flare up

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They do not like to do this procedure so close to having a pancreas attack because of the dye they use can make you <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flare</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>up</span> and become worse so they try to buy as much time as possible away from an attack. I have the pain back pretty bad again today so a little discouraged. I just thought I would write what I have learned to share with you all. I will let you know how it goes.
Nothing has worked either she couldnt stand te food or it would cause a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flare</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>up</span>. I have been feeding her boiled chicken lately and she is doing fine with that but i am not sure if it is going to help her or hurt her in the long run. I have not tried evo however is there a certain kind of evo i should try? I hate seeing my baby in pain it just kills me!!! Not to mention my vet bills are sky high because of all her flare ups.
The doc said that he did not think the strep was related, but I am praying that somehow maybe the strep just flared the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pancreatitis</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>up</span> and it will go away soon. The other thing is that when we were going through all of this last year, no gastro would even consider touching a child of her age and putting in the stints because of the risk involved with the ERCP and the placement of the stints. I never really questioned much about that route as we chose the other one that seemed less risky.
Dear Kerrie, Pamcreatitis canbe one of the complications of lupus- either a direct result of the vasculitis or an adverse effect of the medications that you take, It is always necessary to exclude gallstone-induced <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pancreatitis</span> because stones can cause a more severe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pancreatitis</span> as well as cholangitis (inflammation of the bile duct). Pnacreatiti susually presents with sharp painin th ecenter of the abomen near the ribs. The pain may go straiught through to the back.
He has had several flare ups but the doctors say that they are idiopathic meaning they don't know what caused them therefor they can only treat when there is a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flare</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>up</span>. He is going to be flying and is starting to have symptoms of a flare up. Is it safe to fly? He has been flying back and forth from home to work for a year and nothing has happened. Is there anything to worry about?
My question how do you live like with it what can I do. I have had this pain really <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flare</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>up</span> in the last week and my levels are ok but the pain is there. I have gotten nothing done and I do not want to do anything because of the pain. I am miserable and I have to admit really sad thinking that I can be like this forever.
Was over $1,000 each <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flare</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>up</span>. She had a t-shirt made for the dog, a Chi mix, that says, You feed me, I die" Lol! Well, never know who may be tempted to give her something.
A few symptoms that are only present when I have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pancreatitis</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flare</span>-ups are small black specks in my stool or sometimes even small red spots. I don't know these are of any concern as related to blood or just rather undigested food from my pancreases inability to perform fully. Most of my questions to the doctors go unanswered and other symptom explanations are shrugged off.
My wife was taken back into hospital last night with what looks like another <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flare</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>up</span> of Autoimmune <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pancreatitis</span>. She was good for about five weeks after finishing her 4 month low dosage steroid treatment (second course). Was off all other meds like Creon, domperidon, and Morphine. I came home last night and between the hours of 6 pm and 11 pm she vomited 4 times and passed yellow water 5 times. Water in pan greasy. She was complaining of a sore stomach through to her back.
I otherwise most every day have a nagging pain on my left side and into my back that at times will <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flare</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>up</span> after I eat but no certain food seems to be triggering it along with slight nausea. It can be anything I eat. I have many tests done and have ruled out problems with my gallbladder also. I recently had a comprehensive digestive stool analysis done that revealed my total fecal fat to be elevated along with my fecal triglycerides also indicating no lactobacillus growth.
It is a hard disease to manage. Some people end <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>up</span> getting the sphincter cut many times since it tends to scar over and back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>up</span> again. If they continue to have issues they may opt for a sphincteroplasty which is a more serious operation. Another option that works for some is management with drugs such as levisin, nitro or amitryptiline. I would talk with your dr and try some meds first to see if they help and if not then you may need to visit a dr who specializes in SOD.
Hopfully I wont have another <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flare</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>up</span>....I just wanted to see if i would be ok without enzymes but I guess I obviously have to take them to survive.
Kathleen, Pain behind the ribcage is a common symptom of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pancreatitis</span>. I have had acute <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pancreatitis</span> which has now become chronic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pancreatitis</span>. Pain can be present in many areas, lower abdomen by navel, mid abdomen, flank areas, rib cage, back and shoulders. Pain is usually more severe when one is having a flare-up, when irritation and inflamation is present . Continued inflamation can lead to an acute attack.
It started of as no big deal and is getting worse. If I sit <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>up</span> I feel better, but as soon as I lay down, the pain is excruciating. I feel like throwing up and am weak and terribly fatigued. Feels like the flu but I don't have a fever, chills or diarreah. Thankfully I still have some antinausea medicine that they gave me last year after my blood patch and it is helping a lot. Only problem is that it makes me sleepy.
Unfortunately the back pain which you describe is a pretty regular visitor with chronic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pancreatitis</span>. Sometimes it becomes worse prior to the onset of a bad <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flare</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>up</span> or an acute attack. Have you had a checkup with your GI lately? There could be some other problems developing, so it might be wise to see your doctor. I have found that a visit to my chiropractor or some steady use of a tens unit helps with this pain, also. Good luck with it, I know how horrible it can be.
Well, there are about 3-ways a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flare</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>up</span> of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pancreatitis</span> can occur that I am aware. One is from recent drinking and is alcohol related, the second is gall stones (I tried to get them to take out the gallbladder but they didn't) and the third is from interferon according to the doc. He's saying mine may be from the interferon although it is rare. They gave me 2 options to deal with it right now.
9-03-08 Hello. My name Angie and am Epileptic. I was diagnosed in 1991. I was prescibed Depakote and it worked wonderful (once we got the correct dosage down.) I am now 32yrs. old and in 2005 I was diagnosed w/acute Pancreatits due to the Depakote. I am not an alchoholic (which is the very 1st thing they ask you.) Once I had the Cat Scan and the Ultra Sound (which showed nothing) my blood was taken and the Lypase & Amylase levels were through the roof.
I will admit, i eat an AWFUL diet. it was during my second pregnancy that i had another <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flare</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>up</span> (6 years ago) which actually hurt worse than labor (didn't know i was having contraction.) it was a week before my due date-went to get rehydrated at hospital-ended up delivering a baby that day. by the way he was born having seizures and not breathing. he spent a week in NICU and miraculously came home a healthy baby. neonatalogist cannot explain hes full recovery.
We now have an antihistimine in case her allergies <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flare</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>up</span> again. Since we've been living in this house for the last three years, tho, they are nowhere near as bad as at the other house, so we likely won't need to use it much.
He is also getting fluids once a day thru iv from me at home Is it normal for them to be like this 10 days after a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flare</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>up</span>? I mean his appetite is back with the chicken but other than going outside to pee he does very little else other than sleep. Im worried They mentioned a liver biopsy. Is that worth it? Is there ANYTHING else I can do for him or bring up to his vet tomorrow when he goes in for a follow up?
aI'm posting this under general gastroenterology instead of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pancreatitis</span> because I don't want something to get missed because of a myopic approach. In 1994, when I was 34 yrs old, I was diagnosed at Duke University Med. with pancreatitis. Pancreatitic and liver enzymes were all above 3000's. Since then I have fought chronic pancreatitis on an almost daily basis. It was considered unknown causes. I don't smoke or drink alcohol or take illicit drugs.
I was diagnosed with Chronic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pancreatitis</span> in July 1999. I have had many pancreatitic episodes. The last one being May 2009. I have been through hell and back. I am still having a lot of problems with this disease. I was hospitalized in July 2009 for a week and had a J-G tube placed on Sept 14th and ended up being admitted again on Sept 15th due to complications from being so dehydrated. I am now faced with needing the Whipple procedure something I have not been wanting to have.
I still had really bad pain and if I would try eating or drinking too soon it would <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flare</span> things <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>up</span> all over again. I couldn't have any fancy tests done because I had gastric bypass. I was finally diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis July 2010. Please contact reply and let me know what you've found out!
I hope that your dog's pain is well treated when he has a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flare</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>up</span>. How many times has he been hospitalized, and how many years has he had this problem? Do you know what caused the first attack?
This lanst Thanksgiving he had what we thought was a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flare</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>up</span> of his <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pancreatitis</span> and thought it would just go away on its own well in january he finally decided to see the dr and and they did ct scan and found a growth near his pancreas and ref him to a speacialist who sent him for antoher test where they make up swallow a camera to look inside the abdomen. Well i was so afaraid of waht that growth could be but they said there was no growth. Thank God.
Hi, my 20-year-old son began another "flare up" of a sort yesterday. He had a "flare-up" like this 2 years ago and now its back he said. He is experiencing horrid stomach pain and eating and drinking anything makes it way worse. He is also having clear, explosive diahrrea (sp). He has no insurance and the free clinic won't be back to take him to til Thursday evening. He didn't have any stomach pains before yesterday.
In February I had an amylase level of 170, then in March it went <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>up</span> to 179. So they did a cat scan and ruled out <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pancreatitis</span>. I have no gall bladder, no pain anywhere, and the liver is fine. NOW IN APRIL the amylase level is 189 and the lipase test is 59. My gastro doctor said he isn't concern and he would retest my blood count in July. OK???? Isn't blood work done to alert doctors there is a problem.
The anesthesiologist thanked me for the heads <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>up</span>. You want to avoid a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pancreatitis</span> attack at all cost. Good luck TazLady! I'll be thinking about you. Have you on my IM list and keep waiting for you to on there to say hello. I'm going back in the hospital on the 18th for some pretty evasive surgery. Will be in the hospital a minimum of 3 to 4 days and then out of work 4 to 6 weeks recooperating. Hang in there. I'll be thinking about you.
Thank you so much for your help. I am scared this could be Chronic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pancreatitis</span>, I do get <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>flare</span> ups once in a while that are extreamly severe and do feel it to be the same pain and same area as panreatitis that I had before. The tenderness is always there and onset of back pain. I get nauseous too. This is really getting me down and interfering in the day to day of my life.
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